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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 04:40 PM

Best practice for posting Tweets on DU? [View all]

Has anyone got a handy reference for tips and tricks on posting content from Twitter?

For example, when a video is in a "retweet" and the retweet is posted, for me (mobile, Android, Chrome) clicking on the video results in Twitter app being opened and video playing there, instead of within the DU post.

If the video is in the tweet that is posted, then the video plays with DU, for me.

While on Twitter, if you context-menu (right click) on the video, you'll see an option to "Copy Video URL" and this will get you the correct link to post on DU, that will play inside DU.

Also, if there's an image/graphic on Twitter that you want to embed (hotlink) in a DU post, if you open that image in a new window (while on Twitter) and then copy the URL, often you can modify the URL slightly to get it to hotlink (eg, move the ".jpg" to the appropriate position in the string, removing attributes).

If anyone can simplify and expound on the sorts of issues I'm referring to (and communicate them better!), it would be really helpful. TIA.

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